Punk Rock: Classic and Modern

The REOFFENDERS are on an indefinite break. Never say never, but we currently have no plans to play. However, we had joy and we had fun... and we blogged about it. Enjoy reading and reliving some good times.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August Gig 17/19 - Butlins, Minehead

We're on the same bill as Same Difference!This is to be our last outing at Butlins, the fifth of five shows on Tuesday night and so the general mood of the band is sad that its the last show of the season for us.

Nevermind though, look! At least Same Difference are back today. Katie perks up no end.

The plan is struck. We've got some time before we go on stage to run upstairs to Centre Stage to catch Same Difference's second show of the night (yes, they do two shows!) before Katie has to set up her drumkit.

Same Difference onstage at ButlinsIts another fun performance from SD, then its back downstairs to dress up for our show and get everything ready.

First thing's first - lets get all set up and soundchecked

Same Difference onstage at ButlinsAs ever its no time at all before we're onstage doing our thing...

The REOFFFENDERS onstage at Butlins

And almost as soon as we've started, its time to end the night, and our run of shows for Butlins. We end, with the whole room singing "Nellie the Elephant", and, I was told later, you could hear the audience singing outside the venue as you walked by - excellent!

As a final testiment to Butlin's decision to book a Punk Tribute band for the summer season, I spoke to a very nice family at the end, who had evidently enjoyed the show from down the front. "We've been here since Friday" they remarked, "and you're the best act we've seen!" You see. There really is something for everyone at Butlins!

I thought that was a nice way to end the season. And then we're loading up the van and who's outside? Same Difference! Yes, they're finishing up their night too.

"Katie! Katie! Same Difference are outside!"

It's great to meet Sean and Sarah and Katie gets her photo taken with her heroes... and Sean invites us out for a drink later in Jaks, where Katie gets more chance to chat along with Sarah too. I really wish we'd met them properly four weeks ago. I reckon I could have persuaded them to do "Teenage Kicks" with us! That would have been massive!

So what with late drinking in Jaks and late gaming on the dancemat machine (that'll be Heather and Katie) its a very late return home.

So here it is. Our tribute to SD in a video, recording a great night out for us all, but especially our drummer...

Miles on the van today = 110
Total miles in August = 1567
T-shirts sold in August = 19

Hoover x


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